There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays

There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays

Now that the holidays are inching closer and closer, I’ve been doing everything I can to prep for this festive season. I’ve been wrapping presents like crazy (my wrapping paper, scissors, tape and gift labels never leave my side during the month of December), tying up end-of-year tasks at my day job and decorating my house so it reflects a little Christmas cheer.

I love this time of year. It’s such a special time and for me, the magic of the holidays hasn’t been lost. I know a lot of people that are indifferent about all the festivities that occur during December, but it’s always been a season that I look forward to.

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How I Set My Thanksgiving Table with Santa Margherita

How I Set My Thanksgiving Table with Santa Margherita

Fall is in full swing and Thanksgiving has come and gone! This past holiday, my husband and I celebrated with his side of the family. Everyone in his family is spread out across the U.S., so it was nice to be together and spend quality time with one another. One of my favorite things about holiday gatherings is picking out the place settings and table décor. Leading up to Thanksgiving, I was brainstorming ways to decorate the table for this year’s Thanksgiving and I have some great ideas to share with you for your next Thanksgiving. Aside from setting the table with autumn-inspired décor, one of the most important things I decide on each year is the type of wine that my family and I will toast with. Before the Thanksgiving meal is served, it’s always great to have a toast, say “cheers” and clink glasses with those around the table.

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My Homeownership Journey

My Homeownership Journey

Owning a home and having a place of your own to take care of is one of the best feelings. A house doesn’t have to just be a roof over your head – it can be so much more than that. It can be a place where you make memories with family and friends, a place you put your own decorative spin on to reflect your personal style and a place that feels more comfortable than anywhere else. When you have all those things, that is, in my opinion, when a house is truly a home.

Growing up, I moved around a lot due to my parents’ jobs. They both worked in the automotive industry and were often transferred to different areas within the U.S. and even in Canada. It seems like we bounced around a lot since we moved back and forth to Michigan several times. In between our moves to and from the Great Lakes State, my family and I lived in Missouri for four years and in Ontario, Canada for one year.

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6 Must-Have Winter Home Essentials

6 Must-Have Winter Home Essentials

Brrrrr! Winter weather is officially here! Living in the Midwest, I'm used to having all four seasons throughout the year and I'm no stranger to cold and snowy winters. As much as I love the snow and the pretty scenery this time of year, I wish I could go into hibernation mode and just wake up during the Spring. If only, right?!  With snow, ice and cold temps in the forecast for the next few months, I wanted to round up my favorite products and put together a post containing all the winter essentials you need for your home to stay comfortable and cozy this upcoming winter. Read on to see my picks!

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5 Favorites - August 2017

5 Favorites - August 2017

How is it already mid August?! I've said it before and I'll say it again - 2017 is flying by. It's so hard to believe that summer is almost over. I know that fall is coming when I start to see fall decorations going up in stores and preseason NFL football is on! I don't know about you, but I'm not ready for summer to end! Don't get me wrong, I love fall and everything that comes with it, but I'd be perfectly content if the summer weather decided to stick around through late September! Living in Michigan, that might be asking for a lot! A girl can dream though, right?

Anyway, I'm back with another Five Favorites post! The idea of this series is for me to highlight products that I've enjoyed using lately. Some products are fairly new to me, while others have been used by me for a while. These products aren't listed in any particular order. In other words, I'm not ranking them from best to worst. I'm simply just showing them off to you guys and sharing my experiences. Everything in this post is shoppable, so if you see something you like, check out the product some more. 

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